Episode 22 of Dan and me podcasting on women’s cycling
In which we talk Rabobank (sigh), and go on to discuss a whole heap of positive things in women’s cycling - click through to see links to all the things we talk about this time (John Cyclopunk’s open letter to Rabo, blogs by Amber Pierce, Kathryn Bertine, Gerard Vroomen and Stef Wyman - and some cyclocross links) but I especially like @ShaunaSmash’s piece on positivity in women’s cycling:
This past year I saw more positive attitudes, collaboration and NEW INTEREST in women’s cycling than any other year since I started following. I think the best way we can all grow the sport is to continue in an optimistic fashion, and to be kind to each other. We are all trying to work toward the same goal: Make this sport better for the women racing their bikes. I think this quote really sums up where I am coming from:
“All I ask of you is one thing: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”~Conan O’Brien
Let’s all focus on working together, BEING NICE, and staying positive. We may only take baby steps in moving women’s cycling forward, but that is WAY better than being cynical and snarky. That accomplishes nothing, in my opinion. Onward!